White House directs $310M to Central American countries as migrants flee to US

Article author: 
Anna Giarditelli
Article publisher: 
Washington Examiner
Article date: 
Friday, April 30, 2021
Article category: 
National Issues
Article Body: 

The Biden administration has committed to sending an additional $310 million in foreign aid to Central American countries in an effort to resolve root causes of treks by tens of thousands of people to the U.S. southern border each month.

Vice President Kamala Harris announced Monday in a virtual meeting with President Alejandro Giammattei of Guatemala that the U.S. government had pledged the money in support of humanitarian relief and food shortages in El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras. . .